Friday, May 13, 2011

Last Treatment for this Phase!

Briley had a 3:00 appointment yesterday at Cooks, so we left a little early and made a quick trip to Bass Pro! I had a rod I needed to exchange and the kids had fun watching the fish swim around. Of course, they couldn't leave out of there without a "prize", so Briley got a little princess tackle box and Bryson got a Mickey Mouse rod and reel. They are their daddy's kids!
We got to Cooks on time and everything went very smooth. This was Bryson's first time at the clinic and he was actually really good! There are lots of toys to play with! Briley's counts came back good and the chemo went according to schedule.
We talked with the nurses and doctor about the next phase, Delayed Intensification. I've mentioned it many times before, and it is going to be a rough couple of months. I sarcastically asked the doc is she could skip this phase, but I don't think the doc found it very funny. Oh-well, I tried. She starts it on May 26th. Her counts will get very low and the doctor said it would be a 50/50 chance of her being hospitalized again during this treatment. A couple of the chemo's have some very nasty side effects and Zofran will be her best friend. She will pretty much be isolated in the house for those two months and she will loose her hair during this time.
The good news is, once she gets through this, then it will be all down hill. She has also been so strong that hopefully it won't affect her as much as it could. We also asked the doctor about the side effect of one of the chemos that causes heart damage and she told us that the leukemia patients dosage of that particular chemo was low and that they don't see heart damage with their leukemia patients. We were extremely happy to hear that!
That's all for now, please continue to pray for her during this trying time and maybe one or two prayers for me & Alicia as we are very stressed about the upcoming phase. I know that it needs to be done, but she is doing so good right now that it will be hard to see her knocked back down for that long. Thank you very much!


  1. John, Alicia, Bryson & BRILEY,
    you are an amazing family !!!!!! Your Faith in our Father God just blows me away, I can not imagine what you are going through with your precious, strong little girl, but I do know that JESUS is right there with you'll & HE will help you make it !!!!!!! HE IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.....
    Our prayers are with you ~~~~~~~~~sue & bob

  2. GOD's love, GOD's courage and GOD's healing hands on YOU, Mommy & Daddy ~~~~~~~~

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you,
    sue & bob


Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for Briley! God Bless!